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Episode · 1 year ago

Rickson Gracie 101

ABOUT THIS EPISODE

The guys talk Breathe: A life flow the story of Rickson Gracie. A few quotes and stories shared from the book. The guys share some perosnal stories on they dealt with bullies in the past. Some laugh out loud moments for sure.

This is the motivation. That's right. What's important or on and off the mats? I'm joy mom, a brother from another mother. I'll Funzo. What up, playboy? What up? Man? I'm just chilling today. Man, can't wait to get into this topic. You know what, last time we did it, had a lot of fun talking about this, this topic and, like you said a little bit ago, it was it's therapeutic to talk about it. So super excited to be here again today with you. Man. How you doing? I'm doing fantastic. Another Sunday, Fun Day. Couple fights on last night. He got more fights coming up this week. And then I just finished reading this book here called Breathe, a life inflow by Hicks and Gracie, with Peter McGuire, a forward by Jocko willing to start the game, to start the book off. So I am my God just came in, but hopefully he don't lay no bellos underneath there. All right. But yeah, so I started reading this book and, Oh g dude, I was hooked. Man. I've started the book on Monday and I was done by Thursday. Damn. All right, tell us a little bit about it. Yeah, it's not that long of a read them. So it's basically it's like Gracie Jiu jitsu history one hundred and one, almost practically anything you wanted to know about where Jiu Jitsu started. Who started it, how did it come about, how did it evolve? who were the original family members and then how did it get to the point that it is pretty much today? So again it's basically just Hicks and Gracie talk talking about his family history. Talks about who the original gracie members were. As far as he goes back and starts talking about how he's his family is like from, I think he said Ireland, that the gracis originated from Ireland. Some of them came to United States, some of them came to Brazil. Fast forward to the early nineteen hundreds and that's when Helio and Carlos started learning what we now know as Gracie Jew or as regular Japanese Jiu Jitsu, and then he leo started to transform it little by little into what we know today. Hickson also talks about, you know, just the history of Jiu Jitsu and itself. You know, just like going back to like the crazy beach fights, the bjj versus Volet Dulo fights, the pro wrestlers in Japan versus the violet dudo fighters or the brand new upandcoming and MMA guys. I mean it's just every chapter is just a crazy, crazy history, a sneak peek into what what happened back then, and it's it's just crazy times, man, crazy the crazy times. If you're not familiar with the history of Jiu Jitsu, do maybe you didn't read that Gracie one hundred and one forum...

...that they used to have back in the day on the sure doog forums back in the day. You ever checked that one out? Fonzo? Not? I don't think I ever did, man. So this is kind of cool, the fact that I can just like pick something like this up and then just kind of read about it. Yeah, I think I'm out to talk, man. There was a really cool forum that was around for a yeah, check it out. I'm not sure if it's still around, but I remember they used to have a thread in the Jiu Jitsu forums and it was like one of the most taught. It was a pin topic, so it was always there at the top and it just had page after page after page of like it was almost like a wikipedia for Gracie Jiu Jitsu from beginning to end. So that was super cool. But this is the same thing, man. This is just Hicks and Gracie's point of view of different, different instances that happened in their family and specific maybe most of them happened to him, but some of them he also he talks about things that happened to some of his uncle's, some of his brothers, you know, unfortunately his son as well. I don't want to spoil too much, but I do want to talk a little bit about it. So I'm going to start by talking about one of the most epic, epic, epic Jiu Jitsu. Close the door, my art versus your art. Let's see what happens stories. So I'm not sure if you guys are familiar with back in the day, and they're in the maybe early s to late S, there's a lot of things. There is these tapes that were circling called Gracie challenges. You ever heard of them? Funzo? No, no, what? Yeah, what are those about? Oh Man, they they were epics. So basically, so the gracie challenge matches were basically somebody would show up at the torns academy and be like I want to fight, I challenge your best fighter. I think I can whoop your ass. I'm a con show to con seventh degree black belt. I was a college wrestler, I'm a body builder boxer, I mean, you name it, whoever it was, someone would call the academy or just show up and then, if there wasn't somebody that they thought could represent the family, name, well, they would just call Hicks and if he wasn't there, and Hicks and would drive down and they would close the doors, black out the windows, turn on the camp order and fucking go to town. Damn. So they're pretty much like the the original UFC matches, with no rules, no rolls, no way class, no time limit, and that seemed to be recurring theme in these gracie matches. There is just they're all about displaying their art. They're all about there is no time limit. There's just whenever the time is right for them to end the match, that's when they're going to end it. That could be five minutes, that could be thirty seconds, that can be two hours. These guys are willing to fight to the death. That's just how they think. So it just so happened that this half, this event that I'm going to speak on right now, which, if you're not familiar with, is just an awesome, awesome story. So grab your popcorn, sit down. We're talking Hicks...

...and Gracie history right here. This is history. Towards the end of Hickson's career, he started some MMA matches. He started his MMA career in Japan and he won two consecutive tournaments in a row and after that, and he won them like super easily, Fonzo, he won, didn't like he just creamed everybody, right, all right, and so after that it almost seemed like the Japanese audience and the Japanese matchmakers were just intent on finding a fighter to beat Hickson and they didn't really have anybody that they could match up with him. So what they would do, and I don't and they still seem to do this a lot over there, is they found their best professional wrestler. And in those days, and even these days, these today, in days now, like right current days, some of these guys dabble in shoot fighting, they do a little Jiu Jitsu, they do some judo, but they in Japan they consider them fighters, even though they do fixed fights. You know, I mean that's what pro wrestling is. They it's already agreed upon. They already knows going to win the match. They just make up what happens as they go along. Right, right. So who ever what? I can't remember the name of Japan's number one pro wrestler at the time, but he called out Hickson on TV and Hickson responded with the message and he just basically said, you know what, I don't participating in fixed fights, I only do real fights. So and at and it just so happened that that message was put out when Hickson was in Japan. Hicks and was this did in Japan, this port wrestler, try to capitalize on that. Called Out Hicks. He Hicks him like, you know what, I'm not going to do that, I'm out of here, I'm going back to the United States. So at that time Hickson already had his a cant, I mean in La and he was very successful at it. He had already one to mix martial arts tournaments in Japan and back in those days it was like you got to win three fights in one night. Right. So fast forward, Hickson's comes to Japan or is back from Japan, when you can call him the disciple of the professional wrestler that originally called out who Hickson, and this guy's name was Yogi Anjo. Yojianjo was another pro wrestler who was highly regarded. He was a lot younger than the previous wrestler that called out Hickson, but on Japanese media he called out Hickson and he said I'm going to the United States and I'm going to go will pickson's ass, in so many words. So camera crew crew flew with Yogi to the United States. They go to la they freaking bum rush Hickson's academy and Hicks and students are in there and they're panicking because they're all just trying to bum rush the academy, Bun brush the doors, and one of them in particular is looking for a fight. So somebody at the Academy Calls Hickson and says, Hickson, bunch of Japanese rest pro wrestlers, just showed up. There's a there's a bunch of camera crews out here. What do you want us to do? Hickson...

...says, try to keep them outside. I'll be pro wrestlers to come in, but keeps the media out. All right. So now they're in the dode there in the academy. Hickson has the door the windows blacked out and again there's no media in there, but they do have a camera. So Hickson has, I want to say it was hoiler filming this event. So it's Hickson and Yogianjo about to go at it, and this is not for money, this is not for the media, this is just you know what, you've been talking about me and now here you are and we're going to settle this. And Hickson goes on to beat the living crap out of this dude. He says he just keeps punching him and punching him and punching him. So during this fight Hickson uses says this quote. Check this out. This is some code butt of Shit right here. Says, if I'm fighting you for money, I'll stop hitting you when you or the referee ask me to. If we're fighting for honor, I'll stop hitting you when I feel like it. So fast they're fighting, he just keep punching him and punching him, he says. At one point Yoji is like fishhooking him and he says he feels like his finger is about to rip through his cheek and he says I'm okay with it. That's not even going to stop me. I'm I'm good with that. He said he just kept punching him and punching him. said he broke his nose, close up both of his eyes. He didn't give up. So at that point he just choked him unconscious and left him in a bloody there's just like a pool of blood, and just let him go and he lands face down Hicks and stands up. At that point somebody opens the doors, all the Japanese reporters rush in and they just start taking pictures. They don't know what happened. They just see Yogi on the floor all fucked up in his own blood, and I believe it was his manager who was there with them, tries to run in and cover and block the view from the reporter so that they don't see what's going on, but they already saw. It was too late by then and that was it. So Yoji goes back to Japan. Hickson's like doesn't say shit about it, doesn't I mean, this is in the s. You Know Me. Actually, I can give you the exact date. This actually happened on my birthday, dude, de Smal seventh, one thousand nine hundred and ninety four. Fuck Damn, that's a Badass Shit. That some bad that's full blooded. It right be living crap at of them. Yeah, cobral, I mean dude. So I this whole time we're talking about like, okay, these fights are going on. For some reason I was picturing Jiujutsu matches, but these were just like brawls, just like, you know. NOPE, like no rules, like I'm a fuck you up type of Shit. Oh yeah, no, there are no there are no rules. The only rules were actually, I don't even think they had any rules. You could hit in...

...the balls if you wanted to, I guess. But yeah, that's how it went down. So Yogi, go check this shit out. That's not the end of the story. Yoji goes back to Japan and make and has a press conference and makes a statement and says that when he got to the United States he went to Hickson's academy and Hicks and students held him down and jump and beat him up, and Hicks and was the in it, in on it as well, and that's why he got beat up. Bitch made, damn, total bitch made. Right, total bitch made. So Hickson flies to Japan, with the tape plays that calls his own press conference, plays the tape for all the Japanese media to see. Sees that he was you know what I mean. It was a one on one match. They announced why they were fighting. Their fighting for honor. They're not fighting for money. There's only one camera, this tape is not going anywhere. Boom, there it is. And so that was it. Damn it. Yeah, dude, that's crazy, man. That's wonder what that dudes doing right now. Probably whacking it, watching some Port Huh fat bitches fighting over food. He's gotten takes. Really know. Right? Right. So I don't want to give too many I don't want to give too many things away, but there are some quotes that I that I want to share here. So I have something about fear that I highlighted. All right, he says if you fear something that has not even happened, then quitting becomes a form of self protection. Fear is not the enemy, it's simply a self protection mechanism that must be managed. So when you read this book, you're not just going to learn history about Jiu Jitsu, you're going to learn about mental health, about my games, about breathing about how to get yourself out of stressful situations. I mean, I cannot tell you how many things I highlighted in this book, How many tabs I have, how many things I've already started thinking about myself. And Dude, they've been making like I don't know if it's the book, I don't know if it's in my head top it could be total placebo effect. I swear that things that I've been doing in from learning in this book have already started making making and how should I say this? Like they've already been impact in my life, from Jiu Jitsu to just normal shit. It's already fucking helping out. It's just such an amazing book. If you can get your hands on it, get it. I'm going to take this to the gym and I'm going to let the guys go through and read it. I'm going to we had a little library where people don't eat books. This is a must read if you're out there, if you if you're sitting on the fence about j Jitsu or you got a friend that...

...doesn't know but they do like to read and they're into history and they're into the Old Samurai Code and honor and good heart and good things happen to good people. A this is fucking it, dude. And and then, you know what, there's things that I do and I just do these all on my own because I think that this is what I should be doing. For example, I live in the foothills and there's hawks flying around and every once in a great while I'll find a awesome ass hawktail, Hawk feather and I'll collect it and I'll put it somewhere where. Every day when I come home, I'm going to see it. Like I'll put it on the window sill outside, I'll put it on the door knocker right outside the door. There's a reef hanging outside the door. Might want because I my wife loves hanging holiday wreaths three hundred sixty five days, twenty four seven. So sometimes I'll put a little hawk feather in there and you know, and it's just like Dang, like I'm just honored that they're in this area and any little thing, any little piece of evidence that I can have that just wrote can remind me of them. I think it's awesome. And in the book, guess what, Hickson does the same shit. He says that didn't at one of his houses, he would find he found a hawk feather and he like put it on his door or I don't know, he did something with it. But, like I said, it's you're not just going to learn Jiujitsu, you're going to learn a lot of other stuff. If you got if you don't Mind Boon, though, I want to share one more story. That's fucking soup for cool and the whole reason we're having this episode is because we're going to be talking about bullies, you know what I mean. Unfortunately they're out there and I can only speak for myself. I've had to deal with him and they don't make life easy, man. They Fuck Shit Up. There's things that happened early on that that still piss me off and still get me going, and there's, you know, sometimes I pull back to those old memories and they make me mad, and that's what they have. Those things still drive me to this day. You know what I mean? I probably should let that shit go, but hey, that's what keeps you going, man. So what I'm going to share right now is a JIM bully story. So Hickson in the book goes on to say a story that he was not. He there wasn't any way for him to be a his academy every day that it was open because he was still doing mixed martial arts, competing, training, traveling all over the world. So he says that he had like students. So let me read this little page. Here. It says the Piccademy wasn't all fun and Games, however. Every school needs a clear leader who is the student's point of reference, because a Jiu Jitsu a cad met is like circus and it takes on the personality of its ring master. And every school there are tigers, lions, bears, snakes, dogs, cats, even lizards. After the ring master teams a lions, he...

...must keep them from eating the dogs, and then he must keep the dogs from eating the cats and the cats from eating the lizards, and so on. Because I led by example, I had to crack the hard nuts the minute they walk through the door. If I didn't take the monsters on day one, they would return to my school to feast on white belts like raw meat. I don't want to get into what's going on in the Jiujitsu community right now, but there's been some demons, some skeletons in the closet that have been some stories, actually not stories, but things that have been happening that I should not be happening. You know, and this is this is a little part of it. You know what I mean. What I'm what I'm referring to is extreme and we'll talk about that on another episode. Will will and I think we should address that. I think that we have a how should I say this? A responsibility? We have a responsibility to talk about what's happening in our community right now and voice our opinion and come up with a plan to prevent from things like that that are happening right now from reoccurring in the future. And we'll talk about that at that given time when we cross that bridge. So getting back to this story. So check this shit out. Bonds. So there's a time where Hickson wasn't able to be at the academy and Hickson's Accademy was very well known. So there was always boxers and it may guys by the thoodle guys, Jiu Jitsu, guys coming in to test the waters, to make a name for themselves. They're like, you know what, if I can come in and fuck up Hicks in and fuck up his his guys that's just going to make me look good, that's going to help build my legend right. So it's what happened all the time. So on this one occasion, supposedly this Badass kickboxer Watson, and they don't say who he is, it just say he's a kick Bosser, and he comes in and they say that they're drilling takedowns and they say that he fucking smashes some white belts nose with a knee. I'm know where, totally uncalled for it. They said you could tell it was totally on purpose. So when it happens, class immediately comes to a halt. They clean up the mass, they send the white belt to the restroom to go clean up and in the Routius, as the white belt is leaving the mats, the instructor in charge, whose Brazilian, says in Portuguese we don't want this asshole here. He crossed the line by beating up on a white belt and now he must pay. For the next forty minutes, the kickboxer was thrown, submitted and stretched over and over. He never again returned to Piko Academy. Boo. That's how I'm at. Bully Dude. That's what you do. So they just fuck him up for like, was it like an hour straight some shit? Yeah, that's pretty much, man, forty minutes of hell that he brought upon himself. Yeah, well, man, that fucking sucks. Man, now, but I'm going to share. I was just...

...going to say that that I you know, luckily I haven't seen stuff like that happened too much. It like where I've trained before, you know, some light stuff, like just somebody being a little too rough. But he it wasn't really like it was only going after white belts. Kind of just his attitude is just like kind of like more of a jerk than a bully. You know what I mean? Yeah, yeah, yeah, I mean luckily that dude hardly ever showed up. But anyways, whatever, it is what it is. So he was, you was. You had another story. Yeah, hell, yeah, man, I got a story that goes perfect with what we just shared right now. Actually. So, back in the day, this was this happened when I was the Bluebell. Let me take a little sip of this little IPA mine. He's here. Get me going, God dam I'm do it's all right, I'm ready. I'm ready to sure, sit around everybody get around the camp fire right now. I mean, I just my mic. How do I sound? Mim Me Story Time, gather around, love telling stories. So this is another true Jujit. THATAL's coast to coast story you will hear. There's nowhere else, because this happened to nobody except for me. All right. So back in the day we had a coach who's no longer with us here. All right. So back in my bluebelt days, one time I show up to class and my coach approaches me in private and he's like, Frank I got a problem. I gotta tell you something. There's a guy that's going to be coming in today and he showed up to my wife's work. He said that he was a fighter and she told him that I was a fight or two and he she mentioned the gym and he's like, Oh, yeah, I've been to that gym. I beat everybody up. What. Yeah, yeah, so he's trying to pick up on her. He's telling her I've been to that gym. Yeah, I know those guys. Yeah, I rolled them all up. They're sorry. Yeah, now, all of them, and she's like really, well, you know what, my husband's just got there not too long ago. So maybe you should give him an another trying to and I wasn't. It was. It wasn't even that long ago. It was probably him. I rolled him up. So mine you. My coach we is. I don't want to look it up because then I might give away who he is, but he's a pretty big guy. He's a pretty tall guy compared to me. Everyone's tall compared to me. So this guy was my size, let's just put it that way. This is a small guy. Probably one hundred and forty, one hundred and forty five, maybe hundred forty five pounds, hundred and fifty. Okay, he one hundred and fifty, one hundred and fifty Max. All right. So she convinces him to go to the gym and and do a trial class to try it,...

...to try it out again. So he's like, I'll think about it, you know, we'll see what's going on. Well, guess what, he fucking shows up. He shows up. So before he shows up, my coach is telling me this whole story and he's like, I'm going to put him with you and I need you to teach him a lesson because if I do it, I'm going to look like an asshole and I'm going to look like a bully. So I don't want to do that. And our coach is the nicest, the nicest dude you could ever meet. Man. He will literally give you the shirt off his back. He will help you out any way that he possibly could. Just I mean he's the the kid next door, you know what I mean, like you can put him in any Sitcom you've ever watched and he's the kid next door. He's just Super Nice, Super Humble, Super Nice. And he did not want to beat this guy's ass, so he asked me to do it. So I'm like all right, so he paars me up with him and the Duke, Sure Shit, shows up wearing a tap out, wearing tap out shorts, a grappler's quest t shirts. I don't remember the year. I don't even remember if it was like close to the time, but he was wearing it. So I'm like, Oh, Oh man, this guy, this guy's trained or he's competed or somebody gave him a shirt. Yeah, you guys know how class goes. You guys pair up and you go over technique and as we're going over technique, I'm just asking him questions about his training where he's been at and he's just you know how it goes, man when someone's just super vague. But they wanted to act like they've trained all over and they know everything and they will ye. So he's being like that. He's being very condescending, he's burying, he's being very egotistical. You know, he's not a very good training partner. He's muscling everything right, right. So we start rolling and he tried to do like so we start and you know we start on knees. So we started on the knees and I just I'm sitting on my butt, like butterfly guard more or less, and ye POPs up. He's standing and he wants to try to pass and he does like a fucking one hand cart wheel, kind of like okay, and and he tries to like flip over me right and as he does it, but he does it super slow, I fucking grab that arm and I roll with him and I tryang with him from the top and I lined in full mo out with him on top and I just fucking crank his neck. Dude, he tapped right away. So I got him right there again. Then we start again.

I put on you know, we shake hands. I'm in butterfly again. Fucking we start. We're just he's sitting down this time, and then I reach for an quick arm drag and I take his back and I fucking strangle the shit out of him. Put My back into it, you know. So he felt it right away. He taps again. We start again and I don't remember what I got him with, but I remember I got him like three quick subs, like in a minute. So then after that I like, I'm I don't like to do this to people. I don't like to do this to people, but I'm like, I subdue three times in three in a minute. That's got to be enough to be like, oh, okay, they're not the same guys anymore. If if he ever did show up and beat everybody, which I know he didn't, because I was at that gym since it had started. So right fast forward, a minute, minute and a half later, I sub them a bunch of times already. Now he tries to I don't want to sub anymore. I just want the round to be over. I want him to know his place and I think that I showed him and I think we're done. So he tries that fucking stupid ass cartwheel guard passed again, and when he plants that hand, I just fucking kick it out. My on his head, oh, all in his head. And then I just take side. I just take side control. I take side control and I'm holding like a weak arm triangle from side control with the neon belly. I'm not really putting any pressure, you know. And and and he like shrimps out and I let go and we're we start over. And guess what he does? Guess what he fucking does? Car Wheel. He tries his fucking one handed cartwheel guard pass again. So what do I do? I fucking kick it out again. He lands inside can. I land inside control again, and this time I put me on belly like. But she's like, I'm about to squeeze a fucking Bethel at this fool. I grab that arm triangle and I just thought I'm ready to pop his head off. And then of course he taps and then by then, you know what I mean, the match of the rounds almost over. And then at that point I'm just sweeping him, I'm just I'm having my way with him. There's nothing he can do and I let him go. You know, I saidthing like I don't know, three or four times in the round, and then he gets paired up with my boy, able, and able dude does not hold back. Every time I looked over, that fool was tapping. I tap that guy, like I said, three or four times it will tapped him double, at least double. I saw him tap at least six or seven times. Damn. After that, well, he's to have this training partner named Chris Baker. Dude, imagine like a five foot for hundred and fifty pound, four percent, three percent body fat, twenty two, twenty three year old dude, high school wrestler,...

Junior College Wrestler, just the Sikest top game. The sick is he was so good. He was so good. He's another blue belt. I missed that guy. Man, Chris Baker, don't know if you're out there listening, Bro, hope you're still training. Hope to see you on the mats again soon, eventually, but Chris wrecked this dude life. I tapped in three, four times. Able tapped in six or seven times. fucking Chris had him tapping like he was tap dancing. Dude. It was in the double D it's easy. He did not shrink, he did not slow down. He did not feel bad. He was just go, go, go, go go, because that's how he is man, that's his pace. So if you can hang with Chris, you're fucking good. Damn. But Damn Dude, he ruined that dude life. So after that role, that guy asked our coach if he could like not roll no more because he was just cut. I imagine it was too much. Oh well, I mean him. Yeah, I just yeah, yeah, there's no way. There's no way you can get tapped at many times and still want to continue rolling. Oh, we ruined that dude life. We ruined his day for sure. He got paired up with kids. He's next thing you know, he's just sitting over there on the mats with Kids and he's coaching. The kids are not this. Would you do if someone blah, Blah Blah. And when I heard him do say that, I walked over and ask him if he wanted to roll again and he said no because he had like a pool something. My disc is flare it up. My see four Vagina Lips are loose. I don't know what he says. Okay, but that was fuck him up so bad. He's just like he's like he's traumatized. Every time he sees a fucking tap out t shirt, he just gets PTSD and he starts fucking like twitching and shit. That's how bad can't wear those motherfucker. Good thing we don't see tap out shirts no more. That's good, I know, right. Yeah, that guy. I'm sure if I dig through my drawer somewhere I'll find a tap out shirt somewhere. Shout out tap out gear way back in the day, member, when we met Diego Sanchez at the tap out booth. That yeah, that Shit was dope and I think I bought my first last yeah, bout my first tap out shirt back then. That was my first and only tap out shirt. Yeah, I think me too. I don't think I ever bought another one after that because they started getting some weird assign here to that. Yeah, yeah, they got, they got weird real fast, but it was good times back then, man, good memories, Great Memories. So shout out of my coach, who I again will not name, but I high praise him, and I thank you for the opportunity to display my skills and ruin someone's life. I felt like that was good Karma, like he deserved that Shit. You Start Training Jiu Jitsu, you you start feeling confident in yourself. You you...

...no longer see yourself as a victim. You're just like. I mean, I hate to say it, you're just like. I wish somebody would I mean, I would say if you're a pretty high I wouldn't even say how. You're just consistent to stripe blue belt. You could probably handle a low level college wrestler no problem, you know I mean? I wouldn't say I was a high level blue belt, but we had a lot of wrestlers come into our gym because we were an MMA gym. So we had, or at least my first gym was an MMA gym, and so because it was an MMA gym. I don't know if I've talked about this in the past, it brings in a certain type of person, you know what I mean? It brings in those tap out guys or like ay Bro. I don't know of that. You Jutsu Shit will work on me because when I start fighting these hands go and I'm just I'm a natural born fighter. Bro, you know what I'm saying, that you jutsu Shit won't work on me. We had a lot of guys like that come in. You know I mean, and that was one of the things I loved about that Jim, and I would bag my coach is to Paramia with people like that, because you just get to have your weight with people like that. You know what I mean? Yeah, yeah, for sure. But now I'm I'm at a different gym and in you don't see people like that. So it's part of the culture and it just depends on your gym. Hopefully your Jim's not like that out there and if it is, hopefully you got some good Jiu Jitsu and you can just use it. I mean, there's been I can't tell you how many times I saw a guy, a person whipping up on kids or on white belts and then they come crying, not really crying to you, but like hey, it's it okay if somebody does this and it's like Nah, dude, that's not okay, let me go roll with that guy, and then you got to teach that person a lesson. That's happened a handful of times, and I'm not even a big guy. I'm not even a big guy, but they're shit that I can do. That will make you very uncomfortable. You know what I'm saying and I will gladly teach people how to do that stuff. Yeah, yeah, now, Dude, I totally get it. Dude, I, like I said, haven't really seen my share of bullies out there in the in my gym's, you know. So I kind of been lucky in that sense. But yeah, I mean most of the thing, I think, but I would what I've seen the most. It's like kind of like know it alls. So people come in, they just think they know more than they do. You know one particular kid, well, it was in the kid actually was it was actually older me. Some guy came in to where the last place I was training it but it was we're training kickboxing. So you came in and he just like, you know, like he wasn't really paying attention to the lesson. Just kind of want to do his own thing. You know, we're doing practicing or drilling different techniques, not really listening to the to the instructor, and he just, you know, I remember my instructor came up to me. Yeah, my my instructor came up to me. Goes a when when we spart to day, you go show them what we were working on and I'm...

...like Oh, okay, cool, sure enough that I can. Here's the thing. When we were sparring, we would spar like you know, we would do like thirty percent power, just like you know. We wouldn't like we would. There was like really no power behind the punches. It was just kind of like like taps, you know what I mean, like, you know, you would go full speed, but not full power. Yeah, so, yeah, man, like. So this the whole you know, we do like three minute around when your punches. Yeah, just pulling your punches and kicks to you know what I mean. Well, kicks, if they're leg kicks, we can go harder because we are wearing like Shin Pads. So we do like maybe fifty percent power on our kicks to not to the body but to the legs. We can do fifty percent power to to leg kicks. So, dude, the whole round. You know, we're working this particular Combo, or that's what we're supposed to be drilling in class. Dude, I landed that Combo like six times on this dude. It was it was it was a simple kick. It was a simple Combo. It was just like it was just straight straight punches. So it's just a Jab, Jab, right and then like low kick to the to the cat. I must have landed that like fucking like seven times. And then at the on this calv that ended up hurting because I'm going fifty percent power. So even with with Shin Pads, that like, you know, I mean that's just still hurts because it's your cab. Your CAV is a small ass muscle compared to you know, some other hands, your body. They small back up and natural leg. Yeah, so after a while he just ended up like limping and, you know, like and the thing is we were learning how to defend those two and those are super easy to defend. Like you just got to turn your you got to turn your Shin over right. So that way I guy hit, hit your Shin or you just or you just lift your leg a little right and then that's it. That's all you got to do. But so we were learning how to how to throw that Combo and defend against it too. But somehow, like, like I said, he wasn't paying attention. Want to do his own thing, and I guess the coach got upset. He goes man like, if you're going to be here, you gotta you got pay attention, you got you know, got to do what we're doing. So landed that Shit and then that's it. The heat. That's the only round he's sparred that that that night, like he just didn't want to do it anymore. He still came by like after that for a few more times, but he never wanted to spart with me ever again, like he never want to re porner with me ever again. And it wasn't even like I was like I was being an ass, but I'm just like, you got to just defend yourself, like we learned this shit, you know what I mean? Just so, yeah, my coach is upset because he's just like yeah, he's not paying attention. Yeah, so that was kind of cool. I was a funny good fuck that Shit, man. Yeah, that's Badass man. I remember back in the day and I told a story about remember when I told you guys the...

Flying Squirrel Story? All right, so at those apartments are, dude, I had the worst bully ever. This guy's name was joey. I don't remember his last name. I've been trying to think of his name all week and I cannot. I cannot remember his name, but he was a fuck fucking piece of shit. Man. So this guy was like two or three years older than me and this full started bullying me when I was like in first grade. So when I was in first grade, he was like in third or fourth grade and he lived in my apartments and he would just ruin my life. Man, if I had a toy, he would want it. If I didn't give it to him, he'll beat my ass and break it. If we're playing a game, like a game with the ball, he'll fucking take the ball throw it on the roof. My mom would ask me to go to the store, the liquor store that was like a cross the street, for like milk or for like soda or whatever, or bread. Dude, if it was a loaf of bread and he saw me, he will grab it and fucking smash it. No, if it was a soda, he would take it and shake the shit out of it. He's an asshole. He's a fucking Asshole, dude, fuck an asshole. I wish that I could see this dude to this right now and and we could handle it on the mat, but wh're never I'm never going to be able to, but whatever. But one day, dude, I mean, and this happened for years, dude, like I'm telling you, it just started when I was in first grade. I want to say when I was like in third or fourth grade. Dude, he did something to me on my bike. I can't remember what it was, but I remember I was riding my bike and he hit me or he did some shit, and I was like fuck this, fucking today is the last day, motherfucker, fuck this. Let I rode my bike as fast as I could. He hit me when I was on my bike and I just took off and I went to my house. I went home and I grabbed a fucking baseball bat and I just remember I fucking threw my bike down at the front door, walked inside, my mom goes what happened, I said nothing, went to my room, grab my bat, walked out and I didn't pick my bike up. Dude. I went back out to where that motherfucker or I started walking towards where he was at and he was like down the street and he saw me come out and he's like talking Shit in the street from Hell, a far's away, and he's like all look who brought a baseball bat, Luke. Who thinks they are a Badass? Well, you think you're going to hit and do? The whole time he's talking Shit and he's walking to me. So He's walking towards me and he's fucking monology. Damn. He keep talking and talking and talking, and I'm just holding the bat there and I don't know what the fuck I'm going to do. I'm just like I'm done, I have it in my right hand. He's walking, walking, walking.

He's like, what do you think you're gonna do? You Ain't gonna do shake, you little bitch. And when he said that, dude, I've fucking took a step back and I did have it with my in my right hand already. I fucking took a step back and I grabbed it with my left. I'll.

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